TJ. Two of you were in harsh realm, the team that recorded the lead single from Vinyl Syndicate's Album "Syndicated". Shortly after that, as quickly as you appeared, you disappeared. What happened?
There was actually 4 members in Harsh Realm, DJ's Status and Double J, MC Ferox, and executive producer Probable Cauz. Status and P Cauz were solely responsible for producing. We were a tight nit group that played out at clubs like Turbo and System Sound bar with the Vinyl Syndicate crew.
Well, I quote "Life aint all sunshine and rainbows" but at that point in life we were all headed in different directions. Some of us concentrating on careers because we couldnt support our dnb addiction as djs at that time. We tried to get gigs but after a while it became harder as the scene got smaller and smaller. Josh and I remained friends and continued to support the scene throughout the years. 9 years later we decided to start on a new project. We have always been longtime friends with Andrew and we decided to recruit him and created Zero Point & Gravity that was Nov 2010 we started producing again to follow our dreams that were created so many years ago.
TJ. What is the creative path you take in the studio, considering there are three of you? Do you each concentrate on a specific element? Studio setup and favourite tools?
Well we all have something that we bring to the table. I myself have the production and engineering knowledge, as well as some basic music essentials. Drew and Josh together not only bring a combined 33 years of musical knowledge to the table, they have a lot of input and influence into how we create our riffs and tough deep grinding bass lines. We have only been producing for a year and a half since all three of us decided to hook up and start on this new project and we have all learned a great deal from each other.
Our studio setup is fairly basic. We have Imac I5, dual screen screen with Logic 9 and everything else in the box. We have stuck with 3 softsynths that we really liked and found easy to create the sounds we are looking for, one being Massive, which many producers are using to create those big dance floor sounds and synths you hear in so many tracks. Rokit 5 KrK's are our monitors of choice and a collection of samples that we have gathered over the years.
TJ. You have been involved in DnB in Toronto for some time, what are your thoughts on the talent this city harvests, its scene and where its headed?
Josh & Drew
Over the years we have seen lots of talent come out of toronto starting with Vinyl Syndicate, Stranger, Gremlinz, Mutt, Everfresh, Marcus Visionary, NC-17, Grimm, Schematic, Artifice, and list could go on but there is one in perticular who is blowing up and that is none other then Rene Lavice. Who has recently been exclusivy signed to Ram. That is a huge accomplishment for anyone!
As for the scene in Toronto it is growing. Promotional Companies are supporting one another and working together to bring the freshest talent from all over the world, and showcasing torontos finest. We can only see the scene getting larger over the next few years, and support coming from many new places. We have always supported the drum and bass communtiy and will continue to help it grow.
TJ. Who are your influences musically, and where would you like to see your music end up?
Zero Point & Gravity
Over the years we have been influenced by many artists and geners with in the last 4 years we have really bin into all styles of breaks. One the DnB tip we cant wait to see what Matrix has in store from Metro, as he recently announced he is bringing it back and we must say his new artist Chords is abousolutily amazing. We are definitely looking forward to "All I know" by the bad boys themselves Matrix and Futurebound feat. Luke Bingham which is just killing it right now!
There are so many great labels out right now that we like, but at this point in time we are really defining our sound in the studio. With that being said, we would obviously like to work with any of the heavyweight labels in the future like Hospital or Viper.
On a side note we want to big up torontojungle.com, Vinyl Syndicate, Dubplate Special and everyone else that supports EDM.